Easy Great Grains Cereal Bars

Our most recent creation was cereal bars made with Great Grains Cereal. With at least 30 grams of whole great per serving in each variety of Great Grains a bowl for breakfast is a heart healthy way to start the day. And it makes a yummy snack too!

At any given time there are typically 20+ tabs open on my computer. In fact, if I were to guess I would say 20 is probably on the low side. I am a compulsive multitasker, constantly juggling multiple projects and my family at the same time. While I strive for greatness in everything that I do, at the end of the day what makes me great is being a mom.

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My kids are my fuel, my motivation to do more and be better, and they are also my reward. I see them as a reflection of myself, and as I teach them I learn about myself and grow more confident in my own abilities and decisions. (Being a parent really is an amazing process.)

One thing I am constantly trying to become more confident in doing is creating recipes with my daughters. They love to help me in the kitchen, and while it isn’t something I have always enjoyed doing, it is something I want to foster a love for. So we bake, we cook and we eat together as often as we can.

Great Grains Cereal Bars
Great Grains has nutrition you can see. And because it tastes great (with no artificial ingredients) it is a great base for a homemade cereal snack bar. 

Great Grains Cereal Bars


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 cups Post Great Grains Cereal (any variety)
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chops (optional)


Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Combine butter, sugar and honey in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Continue to boil for 1 to 2 minutes, then immediately remove from heat.

Stir in cereal. Pour onto lined cookie sheet. Optional – sprinkle with chocolate chips. Using another piece of parchment paper press down gently. 

Refrigerate for about an hour, cut into bars and serve.

Homemade Cereal Bars
Great Grains Cereal is available in eight varieties:

  • Great Grains Digestive Blend Berry Medley
  • Great Grains Digestive Blend Vanilla Graham
  • Great Grains Protein Blend Honey, Oats & Seeds
  • Great Grains Protein Blend Cinnamon Crunch
  • Great Grains Cranberry Almond Crunch
  • Great Grains Crunchy Pecans
  • Great Grains Raisins, Dates & Pecans
  • Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch

Great Grains Cereal
(BTW – three of the boxes in this picture are empty with another partial box. So far, my family has really enjoyed this cereal as bars and in a bowl! My visiting 14-year-old nephew took a picture of a box so he can get some back home!)

In a survey by Great Grains 83 percent of women think the greatest obstacle to reaching their full potential is what they think of themselves, rather than what others think of them.

That is a powerful statement, and I agree. So it is important that I remind my daughters regularly about all of the things that make them great. And while I am doing that I’ll pat myself on the back (just a little bit) because I am a pretty great mom.

What makes you great?


3 thoughts on “Easy Great Grains Cereal Bars”

  1. I made these this evening. They are very tasty. However, I found that there was a bit of extra “sauce”. Next time I make these I will try adding an extra cup of cereal to see how they turn out. Thank you for this recipe.


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